Cycling Advocates Ride to Pro Walk Pro Bike 2006

Daily Trip Log

from Vancouver B.C. to Madison, Wisconsin

Picture of Vancouver, BCGrouse Mountain Vancouver B.C.
from Buffalo to Gillette, WY
Date: 2006-08-17
Distance: 115 Kilometres
Cycling Time: 5.36 Hours
Average Speed: 21.50 kph
  Trip Distance since Leaving Vancouver - 2,176 Kilometres  

Thoughts for the Day


  John's Birthday    
Picking up his birthday present, while making his contribution to a clean environment.  
  Flat Tire Competition    
    Today under a hot afternoon sun, John strengthened his lead in this competition to 5 to 1. We wish him well in winning the flat tube award. Another piece of steel from a rethreaded tire on the shoulder gave John the edge.  
  Oil Wells    
There is oil in these hills, Work underway to expand the extrusion system.  
  Road Menu Today    
    Fresh rabbit with sometimes magpies and skunk on the side.


An early start. 115 km to do.

Pleasant weather, cloud cover with a NNW supportive wind.

John’s type of weather.

Leaving town.

First hill to climb.

Followed by long downhill.

Ridge riding for the first hour or two.

High plateau riding thereafter.

Long downhill first.

Followed by long uphill.

Long usually means 2 to 3 kilometres.

Vertical grades in the 6% range with occasional more challenging sections.

The clouds disappear around 11:00 am. The sun blazes down in 30 degree Celsius weather. Time to get to the destination and out of the heat.

  Unlike Buffalo, Gillette seems to e another over-car oriented town with no special appeal.  
  John in the Distance    

Cycling Facilities


Cattle Gates    
  I-90 Cycling - Rumble Strips    
The Wyoming rumble strips are cycleable.